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Howard Michael Davis

Born: Fri., Apr. 25, 1947
Died: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018


10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Location: V.A. Protestant Chapel

Funeral Service

12:30 PM Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Location: V.A. Protestant Chapel

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Howard M. Davis 71, of Perrysville Indiana, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2018 at VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois with his family and friends by his side.   He was born April 25, 1947 in Danville, Illinois, the son of Oliver “Rocky” Gene and Geraldine Frances (Jones) Davis. He is survived by his children, Jeremy Davis and Misty (Tim) Hillard both of Bismarck; six grandchildren; siblings: Gene (Roni) Davis of Danville, Kathryn Stelling of Springfield, IL, and Cheryl (Don) Bullock of Champaign. He was preceded in death by a son Dustin Davis of Perrysville, IN.

He graduated from Danville High School in 1965 and attended Danville Junior College. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1968, serving in Viet Nam. He retired from the Millwright Local Union. He was a member of American Legion Post 51 in Westville. He attended Coal Branch Church.

He enjoyed many hobbies including rebuilding tractors, operating heavy equipment, fishing, hunting and riding his Harley when he got a chance.  He was a humble man that appreciated a strong work ethic. He didn’t mind sharing his opinion and wasn’t often bothered by societal norms or expectations.  

Funeral Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the VA Protestant Chapel with Pastor Tracy Taulman officiating. Burial will be in Danville National Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post 51 in Westville. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 12:30 Wednesday at the VA Protestant Chapel with Honor Guard and escort by The Patriot Guard. Howard did what Howard wanted to do his entire life. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 51 or The Patriot Guard. Rortvedt Funeral Services is assisting the family. Online condolences: www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Howard's memory to the following organizations:

American Legion Post 51
115 S. State Street Westville, IL 61883
Tel: 217-267-2342

Patriot Guard
Tel: 217-304-1967

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David A Davis
   Posted Sat November 24, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about Howard. He was full of life, never a dull moment. He will be missed. Ted, Nancy, Dale and I are thinking of all of you.

Tracy Taulman
   Posted Sat November 24, 2018

Spathiphyllum was sent by Coal Branch Church.

Thoughts and prayers for the whole family! With deepest sympathy, Coal Branch Church

John Misch
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Memories and certain friendships in life are timeless and make words inadequate. Goodbye to one great timeless friend. Condolences to the family!

Donna McIntosh
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Howard was a long time friend of our community. Spending a lot of time at the Snack Bar in Perrysville back in the day when I was the owner. I so enjoyed his sense of humor and considered him one of the white hat guys as He was always interested in helping someone out. So sorry to hear of his passing, and keep the family in my prayers for comfort and peace.

Cheryl Davis Bullock
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
I love you brother.

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